Panama Canal, Native Communities and Cultures (Northbound)

Price from
$6,585

Departure date
Duration
15 days

Cruise Overview

Join this expedition to four Latin American countries northbound from Chile to Panama, uncovering ancient pyramids, exceptionally beautiful national reserves, and delicious local delicacies

  • Come on an active expedition cruise north along the Pacific Coast to discover the cultural charms of Latin America from vibrant cities to natural wildlife sanctuaries.

  • Our small ships mean we can take you to where larger ships can’t, giving you a mix of places to explore, from cities to remote islands. At times, due to weather, we may need to change or cancel our plan for that day. Rest assured that this is all part of what it is to be on an authentic adventure in this exotic region.  

Chilean cities and Peruvian pyramids  

From UNESCO-listed Valparaíso, we’ll journey to neo-colonial La Serena, then to the sun-soaked resort towns of Iquique and Arica. Next it’s Paracas, where you can visit bio-diverse Ballestas Islands before trying the sumptuous cuisine in Lima, the capital of Peru. Then, we plan to land at Salaverry to tour the ancient temple and city ruins around Trujillo.  

Ecuadorian paradises and the legendary Panama Canal 

We’ll stop at the important Ecuadorian port of Puerto Bolivar to learn about the oro verde – green gold. Then continue northbound to the busy and prosperous town port of Manta, cross the line of the Equator, and sail to the isthmus of Panama. Crossing from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, in the Atlantic side of the Canal, will be the great finishing touch pf your voyage.

Itinerary

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Vibrant hilltop city

Day 1

Neo-colonial and classy

Day 2

Relax on board

Day 3

Premier beach resort

Day 4

‘City of Everlasting Spring’

Day 5

Fresh sea air

Day 6

Birds and brandy

Day 7

Food, glorious food

Day 8

An archaeologist’s dream

Day 9

At your leisure

Day 10

Growing green gold

Day 11

Sea, sand, surf… and tuna?

Day 12

Serenity at sea

Day 13

Connecting Two Oceans

Day 14

Entrance to the Panama Canal

Day 15

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 14-day expedition cruise.

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Luggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition